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watch Saving Private Ryan
>americans shoot surrendering enemy soldiers
>near the end, the nerdy american character fires his first shot in the war killing a surrendering enemy soldier
The irony is that all american deaths in the movie were combat casualties. Worse even, while the first scene might have been intended to portray the horrors of war, apparently we're supposed to sympathize with Upham for killing the German who killed his comrades, but then again he killed them IN COMBAT, while fighting, while Upham killed him after he'd already surrendered. Upham is not a badass soldier, as the director would have us believe, but a coward. It's so fucking easy to shoot at the enemy when he DOESN'T shoot back, right? But hey, i bet american heroes, for whom killing unarmed enemies is the greatest act of angsty bravery, really enjoyed this scenes.